[Mageia-dev] Remove upgrade functionnality in installer
ennael at mageia.org
Mon Jun 25 09:24:30 CEST 2012
> But using a DVD to upgrade an already installed system is a good way to get
> around the fact that many packages, including nonfree firmware, are missing
> from the DVD.
> If one does a clean install, one has to try to find a lot of missing
> packages, because they are no longer installed. This impacts considerably
> the usability of the system. (Considering what the user had installed.)
> All one has to do after the upgrade install, is reboot and do a normal
> upgrade with rpmdrake (selecting "all updates" and "all packages"), and
> almost everything works well.
> (For me upgrade to mga1 worked perfectly. The last 2 upgrades with mdv had
> some problems, due to other factors. A clean install has always caused me a
> lot of problems.)
> With a clean install, it can be problematic to find all the missing
> packages, as well as missing firmware.
I'm not saying we remove all upgrade ways as we still have mgaapplet.
We experienced *a lot* of problem during QA tests using DVD to
upgrade. Really I don'"t understand your point...
> Note that I don't use mgaapplet after an upgrade install, since it doesn't
> give me all the information I want, to help me decide if I should drop some
> packages that were installed.
This is not the role of this tool.
> It may be that using mgaapplet after an upgrade install is the weak link in
> the chain.
> And certainly urpmi is not a convenient tool at this point. (Although I use
> it a lot at other times.)
So because mgaapplet is buggy for upgrades, we should just let it down
and use DVD ?
> Note also that with upgrade install, even firmware that is missing from the
> release (and not only the DVD) remains installed. So there are cases where
> an upgrade install necessarily produces a better functioning system.
> So in sum, in my view, removing upgrade install for DVDs would be an
> important regression.
> But maybe we should suggest rebooting and using rpmdrake after such an
This is non sense... Either the upgrade tool does its job properly or
not... How can we say Mageia is easy when you propose such process?
> Regards :)
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